THE OCEAN cleanup
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is teeming with plastic trash.
If the much-hyped system is a success, the tricky question is how to deal with all the plastic waste it will bring back.
And there's up to 16 times more trash than scientists had thought.
A young inventor has a cleanup plan -- but he has to understand the enormity first.
Boyan Slat and The Ocean Cleanup have already deployed their first working prototype in the North Sea and plan to deploy the main device by 2020.
21-Year-Old Boyan Slat and The Ocean Cleanup have deployed their first working prototype in the North Sea. The main device is scheduled to be deployed by 2020 and could clean up the Pacific Garbage Patch in 20 years.
It could eventually remove more than 150 million pounds of trash from the Pacific Ocean.